Thursday, December 21, 2006

Indiana Memory, formerly Indiana Digital Library, Holds First Meeting

Dr. Fritz Dolak, Manager of the Copyright Center, Ball State University, attended the first meeting of the Indiana State Library’s Copyright and Rights Management (CRM) Committee on Tuesday, October 24, 2006. This committee is one of several that will advise the Indiana Memory digital initiative, formerly named the Indiana Digital Library.

Indiana Memory will consist of a wide variety of materials that can be implemented for use by all Indiana citizens. Ownership rights will be involved with most, if not all, of the digital content in Indiana Memory. The CRM Committee will make recommendations in how to address and resolve these issues.

The CRL Committee’s members include:
· Wendy Knapp, Chair, Library Development Office, Indiana State Library
· Dr. Kenneth Crews, J.D., Ph.D., Samuel R. Rosen II, Professor in the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis and in the Indiana University School of Library and Information Science, Associate Dean of the Faculties for Copyright Management, and Director of the Copyright Management Center IUPUI
· Robin Crumrin, IUPUI Digital Library Team
· Donna L. Ferullo, J.D., Director of the University Copyright Office at Purdue University and Associate Professor of Library Science
· Connie Rendfeld, Local History Services, Indiana Historical Society
· Fritz Dolak, Copyright and Intellectual Property Manager and Special Assistant to the Dean of University Libraries, Ball State University

At this first meeting, the direction and goals of the Committee were discussed and jointly crafted as being the following:
· To minimize liability risks to all
· Inform contributors about copyright
· Inform users about copyright

Other issues that need to be addressed by the CRM Committee:

· Contributing institution agreements including copyright
a. Necessity for implementing DMCA takedown
· Ownership agreement between contributors and Indiana State Library
· End user agreement including commercial uses
· CONTENTdm and OCLC affiliation

When completed, Indiana Memory will be an online archive of unique, Indiana materials that will benefit Indiana's K-20 instruction. The vision for Indiana Memory as a benefit to the citizenry of Indiana is that it will enhance learning, facilitate research, and create innovative instructional objectives and new learning outcomes. In addition, Indiana Memory will provide and augment access for these new digital objects to Indiana’s archival and public libraries, museums, and local governments.

For more information, contact Dr. Fritz Dolak, University Libraries’ Copyright and Intellectual Property Manager and Special Assistant to the Dean, University Copyright Center,, (765) 285-5330.


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